IXMLDOMDocumentFragment (Windows CE 5.0)

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A lightweight object that is useful for tree insert operations.


The following table shows the methods for IXMLDOMDocumentFragment.

Method Description
appendChild Appends newChild as the last child of this node.
cloneNode Creates a new node that is an exact clone of this node.
hasChildNodes Returns True if this node has children.
insertBefore Inserts a child node to the left of the specified node or at the end of the list.
removeChild Removes the specified child node from the list of children and returns it.
replaceChild Replaces the specified old child node with the supplied new child node in the set of children of this node, and returns the old child node.
selectNodes* Applies the specified pattern-matching operation to this node's context and returns the list of matching nodes.
selectSingleNode* Applies the specified pattern-matching operation to this node's context and returns the first matching node.
transformNode* Processes this node and its children using the supplied Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) style sheet and returns the resulting transformation.
transformNodeToObject* Processes this node and its children using the supplied XSLT style sheet and returns the resulting transformation in the supplied object.

* denotes an extension to the W3C DOM.


The following table shows the properties for IXMLDOMDocumentFragment.

Property Description
attributes Contains the list of attributes for this node. Read-only.
baseName Returns the base name for the name qualified with the namespace. Read-only.
childNodes Contains a node list containing the children (for nodes that can have children). Read-only.
dataType Specifies the data type for this node. Read/write.
definition* Returns the definition of the node in the document type definition (DTD) or schema. Read-only.
firstChild Contains the first child of this node. Read-only.
lastChild Returns the last child node. Read-only.
namespaceURI* Returns the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for the namespace. Read-only.
nextSibling Contains the next sibling of this node in the parent's child list. Read-only.
nodeName Contains the qualified name of the element, attribute, or entity reference, or a fixed string for other node types. Read-only.
nodeType Specifies the XML Document Object Model (DOM) node type, which determines valid values and whether the node can have child nodes. Read-only.
nodeTypedValue* Contains this node's value, expressed in its defined data type. Read/write.
nodeTypeString* Returns the node type in string form. Read-only.
nodeValue Contains the text associated with the node. Read/write.
ownerDocument Returns the root of the document that contains this node. Read-only.
parentNode Contains the parent node (for nodes that can have parents). Read-only.
parsed* Contains True if this node and all descendants have been parsed and instantiated; False if any nodes remain to be parsed. Read-only.
prefix* Returns the namespace prefix. Read-only.
previousSibling Contains the left sibling of this node. Read-only.
specified* Indicates whether the node (usually an attribute) is explicitly specified or derived from a default value in the DTD or schema. Read-only.
text* Contains the text content of the node and its subtrees. Read/write.
xml* Contains the XML representation of the node and all its descendants. Read-only.

* denotes an extension to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) DOM.




The DocumentFragment object can represent a fragment of a document or portion of a document's tree. This makes the DocumentFragment useful when implementing end user commands that allow users to rearrange a document, such as cutting and pasting.

The DocumentFragment node has special, defined behavior for IXMLDOMNode insert operations that makes it especially convenient for developers. When an IXMLDOMDocumentFragment is inserted into a DOMDocument node, or other node that can take children; the children of the DocumentFragment are inserted into the node rather than the DocumentFragment itself. This makes the DocumentFragment useful when the user wants to create nodes that are siblings; the DocumentFragment acts as the parent of these nodes so that the user can employ the standard methods from the IXMLDOMNode interface, such as insertBefore and appendChild.

The children of a DocumentFragment node make up zero or more nodes representing the tops of any subtrees defining the structure of the document. DocumentFragment nodes do not need to be well-formed XML documents (although they do need to follow the rules imposed upon well-formed XML parsed entities, which can have multiple top nodes). For example, a DocumentFragment might have only one child, and that child node could be a Text node. Such a structure model represents neither an HTML document nor a well-formed XML document.

IXMLDOMDocumentFragment has no unique members of its own, but inherits all the members of IXMLDOMNode.


OS Versions: Windows CE .NET 4.0 and later.
Header: Msxml2.h, Msxml2.idl.

See Also

DOMDocument | IXMLDOMNode | appendChild Method | insertBefore Method

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